The POTUS said witnessing the transfer of remains is “the toughest thing I have to do” in office.
The US death toll in Afghanistan this year is 19, excluding three non-combatant deaths.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for shooting down the helicopter but Washington has dismissed that and are investigating the crash.
Twelve people including one US soldier died after a Kabul bomb attack in September causing Trump to break off peace talks with the group.
Trump spoke with his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani.
The White House said Washington and Kabul “agreed a reduction in violence is necessary to move the peace process forward”.
Last month as the fallout from his decision to withdraw from northeastern Syria continued, Trump repeated his 2016 election call to end US involvement in Middle Eastern conflicts.
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It was the first time Trump had visited serving troops on an overseas trip.
Trump is scheduled to visit Britain for the second time in 2019 on December 2.
The capital is hosting the 30th NATO summit.
The couple married in 2005.
They have one son, Barron.
Melania was born in what is now Slovenia.
She is the first First Lady to be a naturalised citizen.
Melania was also the second FLOTUS born outside the US.
The first was Louisa Adams.
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